Maciej Tworek is a graduate of the Kraków Academy of Music, where he studied piano under Professor Jan Hoffman and choral music and conducting under Professor Józef Radwan. He took part in master classes led by Helmuth Rilling, Roger Norrington, and Kurt Masur and was an assistant conductor to Valery Giergiev and Lorin Maazel. Between 2005 and 2012 Mr Tworek was the chief conductor of Capella Cracoviensis.
The year 2002 saw the begining of Mr Tworek’s long-standing collaboration with Krzysztof Penderecki, as a result of which he recorded the composer’s complete symphonies and instrumental concertos with the orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus. In 2018 he led a performance of Pederecki’s Second Violin Concerto ‘Metamorphoses’ with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and violinist Anne Sophie Mutter at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, marking the composer’s 85th birthday. The conductor then toured China together with Ms Mutter and Sinfonia Varsovia. In 2019 Mr Tworek conducted two important concerts of Penderecki’s music: Polish Requiem on 1 September to mark the outbreak of World War II in front of the presidents of Poland and Germany, and the vice president of the United States and the Korean premiere of St Luke Passion as part of the Seoul International Music Festival in October.
Maciej Tworek has performed in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, conducting The Hilliard Ensemble, NOSPR, NDR Radiofilharmonie, MDR Sinfonie Orchester, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra (Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, 2014), Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolívar de Venezuela, Orquesta Filarmόnica de Bogotá, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, and recently Tonhalle Zürich, Dresdner Philharmonie, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Romanian National Radio Orchestra (Enescu Festival), Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and KBS Symphony Orchestra.
He teaches at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków.